Theorizing Luxury: Lecture

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Theorizing Luxury: Lecture

Spring 2022 - Paris

Taught By: Marco Pecorari

Section: VS1

CRN: 9957

Credits: 0

In this class we will assess luxury design from multiple perspectives. Issues pertaining to consumerism, economics, and labor will be addressed. Specifically, we will look at examples of luxury design and examine these spaces and products in relation to a variety of authors, including, but not limited to, Walter Benjamin, Henri Lebevre, Karl Marx, and Rachel Sherman. Additionally, we will take field trips to sites that our contemporary culture constructs as luxurious. These tours will investigate both the overt presentation of luxury and the labor that creates these deluxe experiences. By the end of the semester, students will be expected to formulate their own critique of luxury in a research project that will utilize both primary sources and the theoretical perspectives we have explored.

Open to: Visiting students from Emlyon only. Note: This course is equivalent to PGHT 5660 Theorizing Luxury. Co-requisite: PGHT 5862 Theorizing Luxury: Recitation.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 27

Add/Drop Deadline: October 20, 2021 (Wednesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 6, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:35am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:30am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 10/11/2021 - 5/27/2022